By Todd Bernhard
Apple may be reporting its highest ever pre-orders for the new MacBook Pro line, but it is also dealing with a backlash due to its "cold-turkey" adoption of the new USB-C port standard. As we reported, USB-C may be the port of the future, but it is going to mean a lot of accessories to bring with you to achieve the functionality that the old MacBook Pro offered out of the box. Adopters of the new MacBook Pro give up the ability to walk into a conference room and present by plugging in to an omnipresent HDMI cable, or to take an SD card from a camera and insert it into a MacBook Pro. The same goes for the ubiquitous USB flash drive. By making the only ports on the MacBook Pro be USB-C, even though it provides as many as four of them (but only two offer the highest bandwidth) Apple has necessitated carrying around adapters for USB-A, HDMI, and more. Ironically, Apple kept the headphone jack on the MacBook Pro while it eliminated it on the iPhone 7.